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Whalebone Wharf Seafood Restaurant

269 Hastings River Dr, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 2334
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“seafood platter” (86 reviews)
“chowder” (32 reviews)
“mud crab” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
269 Hastings River Dr, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous food and service..fish was superb and view was superb...highly recommend Whalebone wharf...

1  Thank ShanJanFletch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife’s meal of barramundi was perfect in her own words. The sides of grilled greens and roasted pumpkin were also beautiful. However my dusky flathead was the worst beer battered fish I had ever eaten. The batter was inedible and once taking it all...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to have lunch here on Fathers Day as we have dined here many times before. But the food was overpriced for what came out on he plate and the service left a lot to be desired. Only 2 water glasses for 3 people,...More

Thank CMCS21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked early which was good as the waitress offered us a table down the front near the water, otherwise we would of sat at the back of the restaurant. Battered fish was a bit dry but the soup was fantastic. Next visit would defiantly get...More

Thank elise m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the unexpected advice of a stranger, who had recommended this restaurant, we went off for lunch. The dish that was recommended was the seafood chowder. Unfortunately due to a problem with garlic, only my wife was able to try it, I had to make...More

1  Thank raymondpearce83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Late booking for birthday dinner on a Sunday not my fault indecisive birthday sister. Lovely room not sure why we got sat at the back which was a bit dim and cool but lovely staff and food was top knotch. Food was very good simple...More

1  Thank danie2035
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant has been extensively renovated since we were there last and looks great, as always with river views and new menu. The food is excellent, on this visit oysters natural followed by seafood chowder for one and salmon for the other.

1  Thank DJT111
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second time we have been to the Whalebone for our wedding anniversary, and once again they did not disappoint. The food was the best meal we ate while at Port Macquarie. Highly recommend the seafood platter. The wait staff are so friendly...More

1  Thank StacyandGeoff
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view of the Hastings waterways and great atmosphere now for the food yummmmmmm we loved it haven’t had a descent seafood platter for ages until we went to whalebone it was just amazing and the cocktails were beautiful and the staff were attentive and...More

1  Thank nic0lei77
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Dinner at night with friends was delightful. On the waters of the Hastings River with distance town lights, attractive modern décor and well spaced tables. Service was top class with informed and interested staff. An allergy was easily accommodated -as it should be in all...More

1  Thank PaoloCaldo
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Response from Gladys E | Reviewed this property |
I would go elsewhere alot nicer place's to go & cost you a lot less very expensive & not worth the money.
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December 29, 2016|
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Response from Whalebone W | Property representative |
no byo I'm sorry we are fully licenced with a wonderful wine list. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$14 - $28
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269 Hastings River Dr, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Port Macquarie
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6583 2334
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Description
Beautiful water front restaurant over looking the Hastings River, come by boat, car or seaplane and enjoy our fresh local produce. Open Lunch and dinner 7 days.
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